I personally have been anticipating this day for some time now. Ever since I sat down to watch and write about the Topshop Unique Autumn / Winter 2012 show (read my show report here) back in February, I have been lusting after, saving up and waiting for that life completing moment when I lay my hands on one of their pieces, and today is the day. Yes, Topshop Unique's AW12 collection has landed on site today.

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Whilst the full offering may not all be available just yet (only gives me more time to save, god knows I need it), the first few pieces that are on site, fifteen to be exact, give us a small taste of what's on offer from the retail giant's designer off shoot. Emma Farrow, the designer behind the collection describes the Unique girl as "Someone with her own unique sense of style, who is not afraid to stand out from the crowd." If this is what standing out of the crowd looks like, I'm more than happy to get on board.

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On their blog they admit it themselves but I couldn't agree more; the Topshop Unique girl has definitely grown up. With an undeniably military theme, the collection leads and sets a clear path for the trend which I can see becoming a massive hit on the high street this season. From multi-layered oversized outerwear to hardware feel zip detailing, large asymmetric utility style wool coats and leather textured midi lengths, it screams of ultimate wear-ability and effortlessly cool casual style. Want shop the trend as much as I do? Check out the top picks below from the current offering available online.

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[left to right]
BURGUNDY LONGLINE COAT BY UNIQUE £295 >>
FLUID LEATHER TROUSERS BY UNIQUE £250 >>
RIPPLE ZIP SKIRT BY UNIQUE £120 >>
CROSS PRINT ROLL SLEEVE SHIRT BY UNIQUE £80 >>

You can also shop the entire collection here>>

Be quick! It's selling out. Fast.